Kente Cloth – Introduction

002-300x200 Kente Cloth - IntroductionKente (“KEN-tay”) is considered to be the most famous of all African textiles, and one of the World’s most complicated weavings.  A genuine kente cloth is made by the Ewe and Ashanti weavers in Ghana, a country in Africa.  This cloth is special as it is worn as a piece of clothing and each pattern design has a name and a special meaning.  The origins of kente cloth is sometimes said to date back to the 12th century but the exact date is unknown.  In the past, royalty and important figures of society wore this cloth for very special occasions.  Today, kente cloth is worn by people of all social status.

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